In The Courage to Love the World, Pema Chödrön shares her most recent teachings on tonglen, a revered Tibetan Buddhist meditation for connecting with our own suffering and that of others. While it may seem counterintuitive, Pema teaches that by welcoming suffering, we are able to transform it as we overcome our fear of pain and dissolve the armor of self-protection around our hearts.
"Breathe in for all of us and breathe out for all of us," teaches Pema. "Use what seems like poison as medicine, as a path to compassion for all beings." This four-part series includes Pema's insightful, heartfelt, and often humorous stories about tonglen, along with direct instruction and guided meditations.